Copy Right Questions:

1) How does one obtain copyright? For example, if I posted an essay on the internet, will there be a copyright infringement if someone took that and used it elsewhere?

2) How long does the copyright last until it can be used without fear of copyright penalties?

3) If copyright is used to protect people’s intellectual property, why can copyright of a certain work disappear even after the author or artist is deceased?

4) Why is fair use even allowed if we want to protect people’s intellectual property? How long can the clip or paragraph last if being used with the fair use principle?


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1 Response to Copyright…(c)

  1. Melissa Quinnan says:

    copyrights last a lifetime + 70 years, unless they are protected by corporations

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